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Psychology with Counselling BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc Psychology with Counselling degree at Aberystwyth University combines the study of core psychological knowledge with the academic foundations of counselling. As part of this, you will be introduced to a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques, including person-centred, cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic approaches to counselling. As a student on this course, you will take a hands-on, reflective approach to your learning and development. You will develop practical research skills, including qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, and specialist counselling-related skills, which you will develop through practical sessions, role play and one-to-one supervision across the scheme.**Why should you choose our Psychology with Counselling degree scheme?**- Our BSc Psychology with Counselling is accredited by the British Psychological Society and confers on students who graduate with a minimum of a 2:2 the Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership of the BPS, an indicator of quality and a pre-requisite for many post-graduate and professional training courses. - You should choose this course if you are looking to develop your skills, knowledge, and understanding of Psychology and how it can be applied in a practical way to counselling. You should also choose this course if you are looking for a course that is accredited by the BPS. Please note: this is an academic course, not a professional counselling course.Our BSc Psychology with Counselling is an excellent foundation if you are considering a career in the social care or helping professions. The BPS accreditation will enable access to postgraduate and professional training in clinical and counselling psychology. The skills you learn whilst studying here are highly sought after by employers and include:- Research and Data analysis skills;- Effective problem-solving skills;- The ability to work independently and present material clearly and effectively;- The ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner;- Self-motivation and independence;- Teamwork and project management skills;- Information technology skills.**What you will study?**You will cover core areas of psychological knowledge required for BPS accreditation. These include research methods, cognitive, social, biological, developmental and individual differences. You will also complete a counselling-related research project in your third year. During your first year you will be introduced to the core concepts, themes and approaches within psychology which include: Individuals, groups and behaviour; Professional development and organisational behaviour; Research methods and statistics, including quantitative and qualitative methods; Brain, behaviour and cognition; Counselling and the counselling relationship; Ethical and reflective practice for counsellors; Evidence based practice in counselling. In your second and third year you will deepen your understanding of core domains in Psychology, including cognitive, neuroscience, developmental psychology, individual differences and social psychology; Situate key psychology, individual differences and social psychology; Situate key psychological knowledge and apply to domains such as clinical and health psychology.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    92nd out of 118 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    117 56%

    60th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    77th

    29
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.38 88%

    2nd

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